Earthquake Information

December 21, 2010 (17:19:40 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.4 Bonin Islands, Japan Region

As determined by the US Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC), a magnitude 7.4 earthquake occurred Tuesday east of Chichi-shima, Bonin Islands, Japan. This earthquake occurred near the subduction zone where the Pacific Plate subducts beneath the Philippine Plate. Because the epicenter was offshore, there are currently no reports of damage or injuries.

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